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        5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

      Report: Shabak Recommends Demolishing Terrorist Homes

      A report Sunday morning said that the Shabak had recommended demolishing the homes of the two terrorists who murdered five members of the Fogel family of Itamar last year. According to the report, the Shabak recommendation comes after the terrorists admitted that they had received extensive assistance from family members after the murder, and hid out in their homes.

      Several years ago, the Shabak ended its long-standing policy of demolishing terrorists' homes, on the theory that doing so did not discourage terrorism, and resulted in various legal issues. Although the organization has not changed its opinion, officials believe that in the case of the Fogel murders, the unique viciousness of the murders warranted demolishing the homes.